“The iMac Pro is Apple’s most powerful iMac to date as well as most expensive too”
After introducing the iMac Pro at WWDC 2017 in June, Apple recently started taking pre-orders for the new iMac in the US at a starting price of $4,999 (~Rs 3,22,200). Today, the Cupertino tech giant has announced Indian pricing of the iMac Pro. The new iMac will be available in the country soon at a starting price of Rs 4,15,000. As of now, it looks like only the base model of the iMac Pro will be available in India, which offers an 8-core Intel Xeon processor. The iMac Pro comes as the brand’s most powerful iMac to date as well as most expensive too.
Coming to specs of the India iMac Pro model, the machine offers a 27-inch diagonal 5K (5,120 x 2,880p) Retina display with support for one billion colours. The AIO is powered by a 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, which has a Turbo Boost speed of up to 4.2GHz and 19MB cache. The machine is equipped with a Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor, which has 8GB of HMB2 memory. The all-in-one comes with 32GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of SSD for storage.
The iMac Pro offers a full HD FaceTime HD camera. The machine supports two 5K displays at 60Hz, or four 4K UHD external displays at 60Hz, or four 4K displays at 60Hz at the same time. The connectivity features include a Thunderbolt 3 port, a Thunderbolt 2 port, an HDMI port, a 10GB Ethernet port, an SDXC card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and four USB ports.
“iMac Pro combines the incredible design of the iMac with the most powerful workstation architecture we’ve ever built,” said John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. “iMac is the most popular desktop for our pro users due to its amazing display and elegant design, so we completely re-engineered it to deliver performance far beyond what anyone thought possible in an all-in-one”, Ternus added further.
While Apple has only launched the 8-core Intel Xeon processor-powered variant of the iMac in India, it’s available in three more powerful models in the US. These variants come with 10-core, 14-core or 18-core Intel Xeon chips, and deliver up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance.